Mildred Rose Marie (McQuade) Kastner, 73, of North Windham and formerly of East Hampton, beloved wife of Frank Kastner passed away Saturday Dec. 31st at her home. Born January 26, 1949 in Perth, New Brunswick Canada she was the daughter of the late Clarence and Zelda McQuade. Mildred was the owner and operator of D&S Cleaning Service before her retirement. Besides her husband Frank, she is survived by her daughter Kathy Benjamin and Husband Raymond Benjamin, Son Michael Perry and Wife Terry, Son Kevin Stackhouse and Wife Patricia Stackhouse, Son Kenneth Czajka and Girl Friend Miranda Lavallee, Step Son Scott Kastner and Wife Marlene Kastner, Step Daughter Stacey Kastner and Boy Friend Alan Stockwell.
Grandchildren, Joshua Gondek, Lisa Gondek and Fiancé Paul Michael Meikle, Jacob Courchesne, Ethan Stackhouse, Kaelan Czajka, Kyle Czajka, Michael Kastner, Daniel Kastner, Kaitlyn Johnson and Husband Brett Johnson, Amanda O'Connor, Timothy O'Connor, Jonathan Perron. Great Grandchildren: Peyton Gondek, Jayden Meikle and Grayson Meikle. Predeceased by Grandson Jeffrey Gondek.
Millie raised 4 kids, mostly on her own. She was not only a mother figure to all of them, but also had to be a father figure. A loving ear to listen to them, a stern voice to discipline them. A friend when they needed her. The backbone and matriarch of the family. She kept moving forward and never let her past stand in her way. Her unrelenting work ethic provided everything her family needed and gave her the things in life that she could only dream of while young and working on a potato farm in New Brunswick. Her hobbies and passions gave her great happiness and she enjoyed sharing them with her closest friends. She enjoyed country music. Those sounds filled her life and decorated her home. Concerts were times to enjoy with her friends and all the people who were so important in her life. She met Frank, the love of her life at one of those concerts and went on to spend the next 32 years with him. Frank and Millie traveled to Europe and went on cruises. They took road trips to Nashville and back to Maine and Canada to visit family. Together they made a home and shared it with all they could. Millie loved to cook. She always had the newest gadgets in her kitchen and used them to feed everyone. Her spaghetti sauce and polish food will be missed. Millie loved to play cards. Her game was rummy, and she was a master of it. She would never let you win until you earned it. She gardened and filled her yard with colorful flowers. She picked apples and blueberries and made fresh pies to give away to family and friends. She lived a full life, and at the end of the day, it all came back to family. She loved her kids, and she loved the children that her kids had just as much. She was a proud gramma and great gramma to all the children in her life. She never missed a family gathering and always came with more food than could ever be eaten. She enjoyed being surrounded with animals that she rescued and brought into her home. Her life was full of love, and she shared it with anyone and everyone she could. She’ll be missed by anyone whose life she touched and there’ll always be a hole that will be impossible to fill without her. Friends may call at the Spencer Funeral Home 112 Main St. East Hampton on Sunday January 8th from 10:30AM until 12:30PM. In lieu of flowers memorial donations may be made to A Second Chance for Ziva at P.O.Box 291 Chatham NJ 07928 or www.asecondchanceforziva.org. to leave online condolences please visit www.spencerfuneralhomeinc.com.
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